We're All familiar with the seminal events and key players in our nation's history. But what about the lives lived after the fact?
Picking up where traditional histories leave off, After the Fact uncovers the telling details of history's most compelling subplots:
After his famous midnight ride, Paul Revere was later kicked out of the militia for his role in the Penobscot Expedition, the most disastrous military blunder of the Revolutionary War.
Consumed with guilt over his roles as a magistrate in the Salem witch trials, Samuel Sewall became an advocate for both African American and Native American rights.
Years after clashing with bootleggers like Al Capone, former Prohibition agent Eliot Ness was involved in a hit-and-run accident while driving under the influence of alcohol.
After her famous bus ride, Rosa Parks worked as a seamstress, performed behind-the scenes volunteer work for the NAACP, and sued the band Outkast.
Years later, after his resignation, Richard Nixon found himself in the unlikely position of testifying on behalf of Deep Throat in an unrelated conspiracy trial.
|Publisher:||Penguin Publishing Group|
|Product dimensions:||5.46(w) x 8.20(h) x 0.71(d)|
|Age Range:||18 Years|
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Table of Contents
1 Age of Discovery 1
2 Early Settlers and Pilgrims 17
3 The American Revolution 33
4 The Western Frontier 45
5 Literary Legacies 58
6 The Civil War 75
7 Disaster Relief 92
8 Wild West Outlaws and Sheriffs 110
9 Inventors 126
10 Gangsters and G-Men 144
11 Games Over 163
12 World War II 183
13 Happy Days No More 203
14 Civil Rights and Wrongs 218
Further Reading 239
Most Helpful Customer Reviews
A thoroughly enlightening read. This book is to American history, what VH1's "Behind the Music" is to Rock 'n' Roll.
"After the Fact" is an excellent book! It is entertaining as well as informative. I especially enjoyed the chapter on Paul Revere and his checkered military career, not to mention his work as a silversmith. Also, the book is a reminder that 'history' continues beyond the momentous events of the day, and that individuals lead their lives down unpredictable paths after their participation in the great events of the day has passed.